Ernest Merrill Wikipedia
Ernest Merrill was an American football coach in the late 19th century. In 1896, he became the second paid coach at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. In his only year as coach, Merrill posted a record of 3–1 with victories over Cincinnati, Dayton and Earlham College. Miami ended the season with a 16–4 loss to Butler, the first time the team lost with a paid coach.